Lake Singletary Watershed Association
Dedicated to the Preservation and Protection of Lake Singletary and its Watershed
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Lake Singletary Golf Tournament is set for October 3rd, 2015.  For more information or to download the registration form Click Here.
Annual Board of Directors Meeting at St. Marks Church Aug 26, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
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Last update - 4/28/2015
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Welcome To The Lake Singletary Watershed Association
Spring at last! May teased us with sporadic warmth that was unfortunately interrupted by reminders of winter. This
past winter assaulted us with wave upon wave of relentless snow. Spring seems to have us caught in an outgoing tide
of minimal rainfall, making for a challenging lake refill.
 
How can we be struggling to refill the lake, after all that snowmelt? Most of our snow fell during periods of very old temperatures, producing snow with a low moisture content. More importantly, since these cold temperatures formed a thick ice mass on the lake, we had a very late ice-out this year. To mitigate ice damage to walls and other shore structures, we maintain the water level no higher than three and a half feet below full, until the ice melts. This year, by the time the ice disappeared, the snow had melted and its water content was lost downstream. By the time we closed the dam to capture what runoff remained, we encountered the driest May in Worcester’s weather history, breaking the previous record set in May 1959. With all that conspired earlier, to thwart our lake refill schedule, it seems that June has come in with renewed hope, in the form of much needed rainfall. Hopefully, we’re back on schedule for a full lake to enjoy in the upcoming season.

On a bright note, through the hard work of John Charest, our association’s treasurer, the Lake Singletary Watershed Association has been granted 501(c)(3) status. This makes us a recognized non-profit, allowing any contributions, including dues payments, to qualify as a deduction on your income tax. Additionally, it will reduce some of the association costs. We can now purchase equipment and supplies, including those used in our water testing program, without paying state sales tax. The LSWA qualifies for reduced mailing rates thanks to our nonprofit status. I hope you will all join me, in thanking John, for all his efforts to bring this goal to fruition.
 
As we approach the busiest season of lake activities, let’s strive to make it a safe
time on, in, and around the water. With everyone’s help, let’s have a happy,
healthy, and safe time on Lake Singletary.
 
Paul Kawolis, LSWA President

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Last update - 07/09/2014
Practice Makes Perfect
Sutton Deputy Fire Chief Jim Galanos and the Sutton Fire/Rescue team practice emergency boating resques on Lake Singletary.